China has written space history. For the first time a space probe has landed on the far side of the moon. The Chinese “Chang’e 4” put on in the early Thursday morning at 3.26 PM on Aitken crater near the South pole of the moon. The official Xinhua news Agency reported. The state broadcaster CCTV talked of a successful landing.

excursions of space ships and astronauts on the moon, there was already a lot of. China is the first Nation that landed on the earth-facing side of the moon. On Board of the “Chang’e 4” is a robot vehicle to explore in a next step, the Terrain around the landing site.

there is No direct radio link is possible

Chinese experts had referred to the Mission in the run-up as very demanding. As an obstacle, the friction was lots of communication with the earth, because on the back of the moon there is no direct radio connection can be established. Therefore, the Chinese brought back in may the transmission of satellite “Queqiao” (bridge of magpies) in the Position of signals from the radio-shadows send.

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With a smooth flow of the lunar Mission is to be demonstrated that China’s ambitious space program is making great progress.

among other things, experiments with low radio frequencies are Planned. Without the earth’s atmosphere and other disturbances, astronomers can collect in the silence of space better signals in the hope of new insights about the origin of the stars.

seed on Board the “Chang’e 4”

in Addition, Chang’e 4″, “seeds loaded with the tested, whether growing vegetables in a closed environment, power of the moon’s surface is at low.

On Board is also a by scientists of the Kiel Christian-Albrechts-University of developed radiation measuring. The Kiel Experiment should be measured at least for a year the radiation and the water content of the soil and send data back to earth. The findings of this should help future manned missions to the moon to prepare.

2019 China plans another unmanned landing to rock samples back to earth. By 2030, the first Chinese to set foot on the moon. The moon missions are only a part of the ambitious space programme of China, which also includes the construction of a space station around 2022.

“Chang’e 4” was on 8. December, up from the ground and reached, according to state television on 12. December, the moon’s orbit.

“Chang’e 3” had landed the Chinese for the first time in 2013, a probe on the front side of the moon – far later than the Russians and the Americans. The United States had brought to unmanned probes between 1969 and 1972 twelve astronauts on the moon.

vit / DPA

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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